Sunday, May 25, 2014

College #58

Not as much stitching done this week as I expected, but more than I used to get done with school. I did a lot on my secret stitching piece and got it up to 21% finished. It's not a huge piece and 1% is about 250 stitches. I'm going to a friend's for a stitching hang out today so I'm hoping to bump it up 1-2 more percent today. Cross your fingers!

I have also been working on my AAN Halloween SAL and am about halfway through part 2. I'll post a picture when I finish this part. Part 4 has already been released so I have a bit of catching up to do, but part 2 is the biggest so parts 3 and 4 should go by a lot faster.

With all that in mind, I still managed to put a decent dent in College.

Before:

After:



And with all that stitching going on I still managed to get some wedding planning done. Handsome Helpful Fiancé and I bought our wedding rings this past week. And his little cousin who is going to be our flower girl got her dress. Our reprinted (grumble grumble) invitations came in and I got the enclosure cards done. This week's to do is to finish the registry. I wanted to thank everyone for all the ideas you sent me! We've decided to do a honeymoon registry but also wanted to do a traditional registry for anyone who might not be comfortable with a honeymoon registry. Going to keep it pretty simple, though.

We've had thunderstorms all weekend which is a nice change from blistering heat. I woke up at 5:30 this morning to the sound of thunder, flashes of lightning, and pouring rain. It hardly ever rains out here, so when it does it's a big deal. It also means that we get flash floods.

I'm still waiting on one of my grades (they're due May 28th) but in one of my classes I ended up getting 100% - grad school win! I have to say, I'm loving freedom. Granted, free time still feels really weird to me. It feels like I'm being lazy instead of relaxing, even when everything is clean, dinner is cooked, the fridge is stocked, etc. I'll get used to it, though. And stitching is just so relaxing and wonderful.

So the stats:
Days until wedding: 132
Anticipated completion date for "secret stitching": 7/19/2016
Anticipated completion date for College:  9/28/2016

8 comments:

Linda said...

I think you made wonderful progress Ewa.

Linda

Nina said...

I love your idea of the stats :) College is truly amazing, any progress is still progress.

cucki said...

Wow looking so beautiful
Well done
Hugs x

Pull the other thread said...

Great progress. Love this piece.

Keebles said...

Considering everything you have going on, I don't know how you have time to do any stitching, let alone get as far as you are!

Faith... said...

Your stitching and progress look great!

stitchstitchknit said...

I love your progress and I am also very curious about that secret stitching =) One days I'll see it ;-)

The Crafty Princess said...

I agree Ewa, progress is progress. I love reading your stats at the end of each post. It makes me feel like I'm on this journey with you. Looking forward to your next one and of course the reveal of that beguiling secret stitching!!
xo Alicia